Hundreds flock to action-packed family fun day

Nuthall family fun day
Nuthall family fun day

More than 300 visitors attended Nuthall Parish Council’s FREE Family Fun Day at the village’s Basil Russell recreation ground, an event that was declared “a sunshine success”.

The event was co-ordinated by the council’s clerk Sue Stack and backed by council members.

The presence of the multi-talented children’s entertainer Jolly Jingles was a big plus and as well as delighting with a programme of pirate-themed activities, he also wowed with magic and Punch and Judy shows.

A children’s treasure hunt, pass the parcel fun, inflatables, a circus workshop, hook-a-duck, sporting activities including bowls and tennis, and a variety of stalls and water pools, attracted interest, while the ice-cream vendor did a roaring trade.

Arts and crafts workshops, Magical Movers sessions, keep fit equipment, face painting and Henna art, and Trade Craft, added to the enjoyment.

The council’s newly appointed chairman, Cllr Philip Owen, said: “The fine weather has brought people out in force and the spirit of fun an friendship has shone through.”

Cllr Derek Burnett, the council’s vice-chairman, praised Sue Stack for organising the popular event, which is the second fun day of the year and will be followed by another on August 31st.

“Sue has pulled out all the stops and her input to ensure the success of this ever growing community initiative is really admirable,” he said.

Families heaped praise on the council and local resident Julie Taylor said: “We have had a wonderful time and my granddaughter really loved it. This community fun day is very popular and given good weather it will continue to attract a great deal of interest.”